NASCAR drivers Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Justin Allgaier joined us at Oak Street Beach Food + Drink this week for a souped up beach party with Chicagoland Speedway to unveil their new logo and celebrate our continued partnership! Event attendees enjoyed sampling some of the tracks new signature items including Blueberry Moonshine, Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches, Brisket Sliders and “The Intimidator” Dog, a hot dog fully loaded with homemade mac and cheese and crispy bacon.
The drivers pose with a newly branded Chicagoland Speedway NASCAR car.
Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches
This weekend is Father’s day, which means it’s time for Dad to hang up his apron and for someone else to fire up the grill. While you may not have Dad’s mad grilling skills, this recipe for a double burger will definitely make him proud.
Grilled Double Burger
¼ pound hamburger patties, 12
Hamburger buns, 6
Cheddar cheese, 12 slices
Caramelized onions (recipe below)
Secret Sauce, 2 cups (recipe below)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Prepare a charcoal grill. Form the ground beef into ¼ pound patties.
Season the hamburger patties with salt and pepper. Cook the hamburgers to your liking. Melt the Cheddar cheese on the patties. Toast the buns on the grill. Place a patty on the bottom bun, top with caramelized onions and secret sauce. Repeat with another patty to make a double burger.
Spanish onions, 2 medium
Drawn butter, ¼ cup
Salt and pepper, to taste
Peel and slice the onions about ½ inch thick. Cook over low heat with the drawn butter until browned. About 20 minutes.
Mayonnaise, ½ cup
Ketchup, ½ cup
Mustard, ½ cup
Sweet pickle relish, ½ cup
Red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon
Salt, to taste
Combine all ingredients together and mix thorougly. Season to taste.
Levy team members at United Center rolled up their shirtsleeves and volunteered their time to help get the Local Farm in Downtown Chicago ready for its busy growing season! The UC group had a blast digging in the dirt under the hot sun! They pulled weeds, moved mulch and rocks, prepped the soil beds and the list goes on. As a part of their Local Partner program, they will be working with the farm and the Chicago Botanic Gardens on growing organic product specifically for the United Center.
The city farm is where students grow fruits and vegetables, while learning about healthy eating and food’s cultural significance as an after-school program. The students were the real “professionals” showing the UC team the right way to pull weeds and maintain the crops. Everyone had a ton of fun getting to know each other while working hard.
It’s officially summer in Chicago – Fulton’s on the River’s monthly clambakes are back!! Beginning Tuesday, June 5th, Fulton’s hosts the ultimate clambake on the city’s best patio. Get your bibs ready and dive in to an all-you-can-eat traditional clambake menu along with two tall boys of Half Acre’s Daisy Cutter.
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It's Memorial Day Weekend! Charlotte Motor Speedway is celebrating by hosting the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 and serving up some KILLER food in the process. To send your taste buds into overdrive, our crew has dreamed up some dangerously de-lish options including:
Charlotte Burger: angus beef topped with pimento mac & cheese and pork rinds
Funnel Bacakonator: funnel cake topped with chocolate sauce and bacon
Fried Neapolitan Cupcakes on a stick
For those not looking for deep-fried-fun, the track features healthier fare as well including black bean burgers, turkey burgers, fruit and veggie cups.
Is that the growl of engines or our stomach?
No doubt, the STAPLES Center is one of the busiest venues in the country with two NBA teams, a professional hockey team and a constant stream of concerts and special events. But this weekend makes a first for the arena with SIX playoff games in just FOUR days! With post season playoff success for all three teams, STAPLES is the place to be this weekend!
Levy Fun Facts:
- 120,000 fans total are expected over the 6 games
- It will take 90 team members 90 minutes to tidy and refresh 150 suites with fresh food and beverages between games.
- An estimated 21,600 Hot Dogs and 6,000 bags of peanuts will be served
- 2250 Caramel Apples will top dessert carts and premium stands
- 1 Ton of glass bottles will be recycled
- 500 pounds of plastic bottles will be recycled
Oh no! Did you forget to slip a card in the mail for mom? Do you have nice plans for brunch but no gift yet? No problem. A Levy Gift Card is the perfect solution to everything. You can send an e-gift right now and give the gift of great taste.
This year, we also celebrate our official Company Mom, Eadie Levy. Happy Mother's Day Eadie!
What a beautiful day at the races! Today is Kentucky Oaks Day and Churchill Downs is buzzing with Derby excitement. Folks everywhere from the Turf Club to the Paddock are dressed to the nines (and sometimes 11's!) and enjoying the beautiful weather (wait, just felt a little rain!) No worries, the food and drinks are DELICIOUS:)
The Oaks Lily
Chef Jo-Jo getting ready for Fox and Friends!
The Sloppy Joe is a classic sandwich that kids of all ages love to enjoy. Known for it's savory beefy goodness, the Sloppy Joe is not for everyone. "What about vegetarians and vegans" you say? This season we introduced the Sloppy Jane, Joe's fresh and healthy sister. Made with tempeh, fresh tomatoes, peppers, onions, savory spices and a touch of molasses, this new sammy will tempt even the most devout carnivore.
This Sunday is Earth Day, a great time to evaluate your impact on the environment and take steps to protect the world around us. Through our Levy Cares program, we find all kinds of ways to work with our partners to reduce waste, conserve resources and support local farmers and artisans. Earth Day is a great day to celebrate and raise awareness, but every day is a great day to take care of the precious planet we share!